Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire takes part in Open Farm Sunday
One of Derbyshire’s most popular farm shops is giving customers the chance to go behind the scenes of a farm during a national event that’s billed as the farm industry’s open day.
Croots Farm Shop near Duffield is throwing open the gates to Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, on 11th June when it takes part in Open Farm Sunday.
Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), Open Farm Sunday is the opportunity for farmers to proudly showcase British farming and food. It will be the second year that Croots Farm Shop has taken part in the national event.
“After the great success that we had last year, we are proud to say that we will once again be opening our farm up to the public on Sunday 11th June 2017 from 11am until 3:30pm,” said Kay Croot, who runs Croots Farm Shop with husband Steve Croot.
Kay grew up at Farnah House Farm, which is run by her parents Jim and Sue.
During the event on 11th June, which is free to enter, visitors can watch sheep shearing and blacksmith displays, meet the farmer, learn more about lambing, join Shire horse and cart rides, take part in competitions and look at tractors.
There will be live music from contemporary folk band Isembard’s Wheel and a BBQ will also be running.
Croots Farm shop and Café will still be accessible during the day, with events running in the fields and barns around the shop.
“We are very proud of the food we produce at the farm and are looking forward to giving our customers the chance to see behind the scenes,” said Kay.
“Last year, more than a quarter of a million visitors went out onto farms during Open Farm Sunday, and since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1500 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 1.8 million people onto their farm for one Sunday each year. It’s a great opportunity to discover first-hand what it means to be a farmer and to find out more about how food is produced.”
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